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Positive symptoms are ‘positive’ because they are an addition to a person’s normal experience. Not because they are a good thing.

The main positive symptoms in psychosis are:

  • Delusions (Beliefs obviously not true to other people)
  • Hallucinations (Including hearing things, such as ‘voices’)
  • Disorganised thinking (Literally trouble ordering thoughts, thoughts seem sped up, slowed down or muddled)
  • Incoherence of speech (including new and mixed up words)